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XM returning on Jan 20th?


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#21 OFFLINE   TXD16

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

I have XM in the car and it sucks. The only reason I have it there is that:

1. It's only $4.88 a month due to their pestering and deals.

2. It sucks just a LITTLE less than FM.


3. The Saturday/Sunday (re)broadcast of "Casey Kasem's American Top 40" on '70s on 7 alone makes it worth the price of admission.

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#22 OFFLINE   full moon

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

I like XM

#23 OFFLINE   Dude111

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

I loved XM before the merger :)

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:44 AM

I like XM and I have it mainly because I have no real music options where I live. My station choices are Country, Country, Country, Classic Rock, Country, "Top 10" Modern Rock, and more Country.

I listen to a combination of "modern" rock, metal, 80s music and 90s alternative. None of my local FM/AM stations provide this for me.

Having it on DirecTV would provide *some* value, however I pay for the online listening so it would be limited.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

As a former XM and Sirius customer put me in the I don't care vote, I use Pandora now when I want music.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

The only option worth listening to is Pandora. Any other option is crap and a waste of bandwidth imho. Those music channels have some of the worst audio quality.


Digital music in general has bad audio quality. Nothing is better than pure analog audio from pure analog source. No compression; no codecs; just pure sound as it was created

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

As a former XM and Sirius customer put me in the I don't care vote, I use Pandora now when I want music.


We currently subscribe to Sirius in my wife's vehicle and everywhere else is Pandora.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

More than 12 years ago, DMX was available on my BUD, played through a small receiver that hooked to my AVR. Cost was $10-$15 a month. The SQ was full range, and sounded great. Everything since then has not been so good, and I miss it.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

I loved XM before the merger :)


+1.

Once they merged, and dropped "Beyond Jazz," I dropped them...

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

Digital music in general has bad audio quality. Nothing is better than pure analog audio from pure analog source. No compression; no codecs; just pure sound as it was created

Like an LP or cassette? The noise and limited high end on those can be worse than the square wave clipping that you get from a digital source.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

If it weren't for SiriusXM in either form, I've had SAT radio since 2002, I would have road rage killed someone by now. I don't know how anyone can't love them for having commercial free music channels. Oh yea. FM is great. 3 songs then 10 minutes of commercials. That plain sucks.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

It's not happening. I don't know why this rumor comes up.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

Well, there we have it. See you next year for the next installment :)

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

3. The Saturday/Sunday (re)broadcast of "Casey Kasem's American Top 40" on '70s on 7 alone makes it worth the price of admission.


I still wish XM aired AT40 the 80's too. I would love to see XM back on DirecTV though.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

It's not happening. I don't know why this rumor comes up.


Excellent, I much prefer SonicTap.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

It's not happening. I don't know why this rumor comes up.

Well at least that clears up the Original Post.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

Well at least that clears up the Original Post.


And therefore based on Satelliteracer's post, mod please close this thread. Thanks.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

If it weren't for SiriusXM in either form...I would have road rage killed someone by now.


Funny, I've half-kiddingly (at least I hope so) made this same kind of statement to a number of people, who generally look at me like I'm something more than half-crazy.

I suppose that some people just don't get the old adage of, "music soothes the savage beast." Although I guess it soothes some more than others, for me, it's definitely a whole lot less expensive than either therapy or an attorney! ;)

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:01 PM

Like an LP or cassette? The noise and limited high end on those can be worse than the square wave clipping that you get from a digital source.


All natural noise is analog. There is no purer or cleaner sound than analog.

Digital recording cannot, does not, and will never capture the entire sound wave of the audio source. It can only take fractional snapshots of the sound wave. That alone means that some of the quality is lost. Then this information is compressed and reinterpreted by the audio software and player as it turns the digital codes back into analog sound. This too removes some of the quality.

Basically you get analog turned to digital turn back to analog. The advantage is the sound does not degraded over time.

The best way for music to be recorded is through analog equipment. Many rock bands are going back to recording on analog tapes because of the clean crisp sound, even though it is a more expensive way to record as the amount of hours needed is greater than that through digital equipment. Plus high end analog equipment is actually more expensive.

You get analog remaining analog and listened to as analog. Exactly the way it was played and recorded.

Then there is the analog source to listen to the recording. Of course cassettes are the worst quality, but nothing is better than reel to reel for everyday home use. Also a good quality turn table with a new LP is so much better than any digital source.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:02 AM

It's not happening. I don't know why this rumor comes up.


It was on XM, which is almost like being on the Internet, which means it has to be true! ;)

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